• ...where two or three gather in My name, there am I with them
  • ...but the word of the Lord endures forever
  • ...if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed
Welcome to St. Paul's Lutheran Church
"We, the members of St. Paul's Lutheran, saints through Jesus Christ, give glory to God for His free gift of salvation and personally reach out to the community and the world with this good news."

**NOTE: Due to COVID concerns and high attendance numbers at our Sunday services, we will be adding a Wednesday Service at 7:00 p.m. Splitting attendance between the two services, we hope this will allow more of our members to attend services with less worry about social-distancing.**

We invite you to worship with us in person on Sunday, April 11, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. The service, with Holy Communion, led by Pastor Evandro Kopper, will be broadcast on KRLL 1420AM Radio and also via Facebook Livestream.
We hope you can join us!


Welcome to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church!
We believe that the door to salvation is always open. Our mission is to be fully devoted to Jesus by opening our arms to those in search of the truth. We show God’s love and concern for our fellow man at every opportunity. Through works of charity and opening our doors to listen and love, we feel that we are walking in the footsteps of Jesus Christ.

THE CHURCH OFFICE is now open from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. every Monday – Friday.

Sunday 9:00 a.m. (this service will also be available via Facebook Livestream)
Wednesday 6:00 p.m.

Please join us at 9:00 a.m. this Sunday for Worship Service broadcast on KRLL 1420AM radio. For those out of the area, you can access this radio station via https://mytuner-radio.com/radio/krll-1420-am-435192/ or by clicking below.

    I rejoiced with those who said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.”  PSALM 122:1
    With in person services beginning again, please grant mercy to one another. Most of us will not get to sit in our favorite seat or visit as long as we would like, but what a blessing to be able to gather again! We are still learning what works and what doesn’t work the best.  A few items of note:

    • The choir loft is a confined area and should only be used by the organist, musicians and video recorder.
    • Socializing in the Narthex should be minimized. Please try to keep the area in front of the mailboxes open.
    • Sunday School, Weekday School and Children’s and Adult Choir are suspended through the end of the year.

    Please keep in mind that we are trying different arrangements for the safety of all members.  We are open to suggestions and we appreciate your patience and support, both in past weeks and in the days to come.
    ~Board of Elders

    PASTORAL VISITS: For those unable to attend church in person, Pastor Kopper is willing to visit and commune with you at your home. To request a visit, please call the church office at (573) 796-2735.

    ELEVATOR IMPROVEMENT FUND: The elevator is currently inoperable and we are taking donations to the “ELEVATOR INPROVEMENT FUND” to fund repairs. We would greatly appreciate any contributions you might be able to make over the coming months. Should you have any questions, please contact a member of the Board of Trustees or the church office.

    ACH Offerings Reminder!
    The church has the capability of automatically withdrawing an offering from your account on a weekly, biweekly, or monthly basis. If you prefer this method over offering envelopes, please call and leave a message at (573) 796-2735 or email office@stpaulslutheran1860.com for assistance. You may also choose to download the ACH Withdrawal Authorization Form on our church website (Bulletin Board page) and submit it to the church office, either by emailing or mailing it.

    Gift Cards to benefit Child Care Center
    St. Paul’s Child Care Center will not be placing orders for scrip cards again until October 1, 2020. However, if you would like gift cards for giving or to use for your weekly shopping at C&R or Cal’s, you can order those at any time. They can be purchased for $25, $50 or $100 from Cal’s or $50 or $100 from C&R (5% will be given back to the daycare). Text or call Diane Weicken at (573) 690-6647 to order.
    SPCCC Gift Card Order Form

    Child Care Center seeks Assistant Director
    If interested, call the church office or Diane Weicken at (573) 690-6647.

    Radio Broadcasts
    Since July 29, 1984, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, California, Missouri has been continuously broadcasting its Sunday Worship service live each week from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. on KRLL Radio (1420 AM). Please contact the church office (leave a voicemail message or send an email) if you would like to sponsor a broadcast. The cost is $130.00 per broadcast.

    Lutheran Hour Broadcasts
    Heard round the world and locally on KRLL 1420 AM at 7:00 a.m. each Sunday! If you wish to sponsor a broadcast please contact the church office (leave a voicemail message or send an email). The cost is $85.00 per broadcast.

    Flower Chart
    If you would like to provide flowers for a Sunday service, please reserve a date by contacting the church office (leave a voicemail message or send an email).

    Volunteers Needed
    ~To serve as an usher during worship services. If you are interested in becoming an usher please contact the church office.

    ~To become a Radio Announcer. If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity to serve, please contact the church office.

    Church Text Alerts
    St. Paul’s now has the capability of sending out notifications by text message to alert the congregation of church cancellations due to weather and events taking place. If you would like to sign up for these alerts, please let the church office know.

    St. Paul’s Coffee Cups
    If you would like to purchase a coffee cup, they are $5 each. Money raised will go towards purchasing more cups!

    Thank You!
    Please see the Thank You! page for recent thank you notes received by the church! This page can also be accessed via the Bulletin Board page.

    Church Office Hours
    The office is open from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on Monday – Friday.

    Upcoming Events

    Sunday School/Bible Class

    April 18, 2021
    10:15am - 11:15am

    There will be Sunday School/Bible Classes from 10:15 – 11:15 AM.  We see how COVID cases develop in our community and church family.  

    Sunday Worship Service**Social Distancing Rules Apply**

    April 18, 2021
    9:00am - 10:00am

    During our return to in-person worship, services will be offered: Sunday 9:00 a.m. (this service will also be available via KRLL 1420 AM and Facebook Livestream) Broadcast of the service on the local radio station, KRLL 1420 AM begins at 9:00 a.m. each Sunday and is also available via the internet by using https://mytuner-radio.com/radio/krll-1420-am-435192/ anywhere […]

    Bible Study: Monday Evenings

    April 19, 2021
    6:00 - 7:15 pm

    This group will meet on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Mondays of each month. Study is held from 6:00-7:15 p.m. at the Jungmeyer’s house (1112 West Cedar, California, MO). It is hoped that many of St. Paul’s members will take the opportunity to grow in the Word and get to know others better by joining […]

    Bible Study: Tuesday Mornings

    April 20, 2021
    10:00 - 11:00 am

    This weekly study meets in the church library every Tuesday from 10:00-11:00 a.m. and all are welcome. Contact leader Steve Weicken by calling (573) 680-2840 should you have any questions. It is hoped that many of St. Paul’s members will take the opportunity to grow in the Word and get to know others better by […]

    Bible Study: Wednesday Morning Women’s Group

    April 21, 2021
    9:00 - 10:00 am

    This weekly women’s study group meets from 9:00 – 10:15 am in the Martin Luther Room (church basement) and is intended for women of all ages. It is hoped that many of St. Paul’s members will take the opportunity to grow in the Word and get to know others better by joining one of the […]

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